Gold fell on Monday, trading just above its lowest level in more than three months, due to stronger European shares and expectations that this week's Federal Reserve meeting could hint at the timing of any hike in U.S. interest rates.
Spot gold was down .4 percent at $1,154 an ounce), just above last week's three-month low at $1,147.10. The metal had fallen for nine consecutive sessions up to Thursday, its longest losing streak since 1973.
U.S. gold futures for April delivery settled up 80 cents at $1,153.20 an ounce.
Spot platinum continued its fall, reaching the lowest since July 2009 at $1,101 an ounce before paring losses to be down 0.7 percent $1,105.
Gold shrugged off weakness in the dollar, which slid 0.7 percent against a basket of leading currencies.
The U.S. currency, however, which has risen 10 percent so far this year, was still trading close to its highest since 2003.
"Speculative investors are quite clearly out of love with gold at the present time and as long as we have this meteoric rise in the U.S. dollar going on, it's difficult to see a change in gold's fortunes,'' bullion broker Sharps Pixley CEO Ross Norman said.
Investors were looking at the Fed's two-day policy meet that begins on Tuesday for clues on how soon it could raise interest rates. Higher rates could dent demand for gold, which does not pay any interest.